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Methi Matar Malai/ Fenugreek Leaves with Green Peas

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Methi Matar Malai--  Is one of those rich creamy dishes.. Rich in color, texture and nutrients this dish goes with anything.
Normally, i use methi for aloo methi , methi paratas , methi dal n for some fritters. So thought of making this delicious Methi Matar Malai. Here, i used frozen methi, as i wont get fresh methi. Green peas is such an wonderful vegetable, that goes with anything n gives nice taste n texture to the dish. 
For Malai, i used great value non fat evaporated milk instead of using fresh cream. By using this you can save so much on calories n moreover it doesn't make any difference..

Methi: 2 cups-frozen, tightly tucked-fresh
Green Peas: 11/2 cup
Evaporated Milk:1 cup
Whipping cream: 2 tbsp
Onion: 1 medium, finely chopped
Tomato: 1 medium, finely chopped
Oil: 1tbsp
Cumin Seeds: 1tsp
Turmeric: 1tsp
Ginger Garlic paste: 2tsp
Red chili powder: 1tsp
Salt: to taste
Jaggery: 1tsp
Dry fenugreek leaves: 1tsp
Coriander Powder: 1tsp
Garam Masala: 1tsp

1. Run frozen methi leaves under water for 2 mins.
2. Sprinkle salt over methi leaves. Mix n keep it aside for 20 mins.
3. In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, Fry for 30 secs on medium heat.
4. Add Onions and crushed dry fenugreek leaves. Cook for 5-6minutes or until onions are tender.
5. Add Ginger garlic paste, turmeric n mix. Fry for 2mins.
6. Add Tomatoes, mix and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat ,covered.
7. Add Green Peas, Coriander Powder, Garam Masala, Red Chili Powder and Salt. 

8.Mix well, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Be sure to stir in between to prevent sticking.
9. Add jaggery to methi leaves n mix well, when u add green peas.
10. Squeeze out salt water from Fenugreek Leaves and add it to the peas.
11. Cover and cook until Peas and Fenugreek Leaves are cooked for 6 minutes.
12. Stir in Evaporated Milk, fresh cream and mix well. Bring to a boil.

Enjoy this yummy Methi Matar Malai with rice or chapathi


my kitchen December 9, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

Looks creamy & tasty.Useful tips

Ushnish Ghosh December 10, 2009 at 3:46 AM  

Dear Silpa
This is an amazing recipe, so new to me!!
The whole market is laden with fresh methi and peas. I am going to make this.'
Thanks for sharing and best wishes

SE(Denufood) December 10, 2009 at 6:14 AM  

very yummy...i've never used cream in a methi sabzi..this is new to me..i just saute the methi...thnx

kitchen queen December 12, 2009 at 6:24 AM  

lovely combo and a healthy dish with a nice click.

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